Susceptibility to succumb in pressure situation
The Indian batting lineup showed tremendous character and grit in the second innings. In response to a mammoth total of 537 by England, Indian batters batted with a sense of calm and composure. Lead by Murali Vijay and Pujara it seemed that the Indians would surmount England’s total, however some soft dismissals in the middle order restricted the Indian total.
However in the fourth inning when there was pressure to save the game the batting lineup faltered. The Indians tried to be aggressive in their approach and as a result lost wickets at crucial junctures. This could have been possibly dangerous had Virat not held fort from the other end. The likes of Wriddhiman Saha danced down the track looking to dig it out and lobbed the ball to the bowler. At such crucial junctures a more sensible approach is required.